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Chiefs turn back the Raiders, 26-10

Chiefs turn back the Raiders, 26-10
Chiefs running back Spencer Ware, breaking a tackle by Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin, rushed for 131 yards Sunday. (Brian Bahr / Getty Images)

Spencer Ware ran for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown and Alex Smith picked apart Oakland's struggling defense in the Kansas City Chiefs' 26-10 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

In their first game since getting blown out by 29 points in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, the Chiefs (3-2) efficiently handled a Raiders team that had overcome defensive shortcomings with a big-play offense to lead the AFC West.

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Smith completed 19 of 22 passes for 224 yards, Jamaal Charles and big defensive lineman Dontari Poe each ran for scores and the Chiefs forced two turnovers by Derek Carr to dampen a fast start to the season by the Raiders (4-2), who are trying to end a 13-year playoff drought.

Marcus Peters set up Ware's TD run with an early interception of Carr and Dee Ford forced a fumble from Carr in the fourth quarter to end any hopes of a late comeback.

After allowing a touchdown on the opening drive, the Chiefs held the Raiders to one field goal the rest of the way in a thorough victory that improved coach Andy Reid to 16-2 following a bye.

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